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LEARN ABOUT THE HOLOCAUST
Understanding the past is critical to building a better and safer future for all. Check out aboutholocaust.org.
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The Root of Antisemitic Conspiracy Myths
For centuries the Jewish people have been the subject of antisemitic conspiracy myths.
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Israel: More Than a Country
Explore the mosaic of Israel through this four-part video series, and understand the country that millions call home.
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Understanding Hamas
Learn about Hamas's history, the violent takeover of Gaza, and its role in shaping the dynamics of the current situation.
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Advocacy Toolbox: Fight Hate with Facts
WJC created this page to help you tackle challenging conversations and delve into topics affecting Jewish people globally.
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Breaking down the conflict
This page debunks the myths surrounding the world's most extensively covered conflicts: the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
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Iran's Long arm of terror
Learn about the IRGC's determination to target western democracies and total disregard for international law
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Legacy of Jews in the MENA
For centuries Jews were central to Arab society, present in almost every country across the Middle East and Africa.
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WJC Elevate Stands with Israel
WJC Elevate swiftly mobilized to create a range of resources and taken immediate action following October 7.
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WJC NextGen Blog
Stay up to date with what WJC NextGen members are doing to safeguard the future of the Jewish people.
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The World Jewish Congress at the UNHRC
Learn how WJC advocates at the UN Human Rights Council against the disproportionate bias against Israel. .
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Bridging the Israel-Diaspora Gap
Today, it is crucial that the Jewish people come together to foster Jewish unity and face our common challenges together.
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The Global Fight against Antisemitism
Governments, civil society, and international organizations must work together to confront antisemitism.
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Defining antisemitism
As hate and misinformation spreads, the battle against antisemitism and Holocaust denial requires an international coalition.
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Misconceptions about the IHRA Definition
This page breaks down the myths surrounding the IHRA definition, and why we need it more than ever.
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WJC National Community Directors Forum: A Timely Gathering in a Period of Challenge

WJC National Community Directors Forum: A Timely Gathering in a Period of Challenge

The 8th World Jewish Congress (WJC) National Community Directors’ Forum, recently held in Rome, was a pivotal event, especially considering the recent challenges faced by the global Jewish community amid the ongoing Israel-Hamas conflict and in the aftermath of Hamas' October 7th terror attack against Israel.

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About WJC

The World Jewish Congress is the international organization that represents Jewish communities and organizations in 100 countries around the world. It advocates on their behalf towards governments, parliaments, international organizations and other faiths. The WJC represents the plurality of the Jewish people, and is politically non-partisan. The Talmudic phrase "Kol Yisrael Arevim Zeh beZeh" (All Jews are responsible for one another), encapsulates the raison d'être of the WJC. Since its foundation in 1936, in Geneva, Switzerland, the WJC has been at the forefront of fighting for the rights of Jews and Jewish communities around the world.

Ronald S. Lauder

President, World Jewish Congress

Ronald S. Lauder has served as president of the World Jewish Congress since 2007. An international philanthropist, investor, art collector, and former public servant, Lauder also demonstrates his deep commitment to his Judaism through a wide range of other philanthropic endeavors that reach around the world.

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Leadership

The Executive Committee of the World Jewish Congress conducts the affairs of the WJC in accordance with the decisions of the Plenary Assembly and Governing Board. The body, led by WJC President Ronald S. Lauder, consists of the WJC senior lay leadership, as well as the presidents of the largest Jewish communities around the world, and representatives of other WJC-affiliated communities and organizations, and meets at least bi-annually.

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Our mission

The mission of the World Jewish Congress is to foster the unity and represent the interests of the Jewish people, and to ensure the continuity and development of its religious, spiritual, cultural, and social heritage.

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